NICE has been notified about this procedure and will consider it as part of the Institute's work programme.

The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an Interventional Procedures Consultation Document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks' public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a Final Interventional Procedures Document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England and Wales.

If you wish to be alerted to developments regarding this procedure, including the release of the consultation document, please express your interest at the bottom of the page.

Status Discontinued
Decision Selected
Process IP
Referral date 15 December 2003
Topic area
  • Surgical procedures
  • Urogenital


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
30 August 2016 Discontinued. Discontinued

For further information on how we develop interventional procedures guidance, please see our IP manual